After hitting the books the first two years of medical school, it's time to begin applying that knowledge in a clinical setting.
Typically, you’ll complete three month-long clinical rotations and four eight-week clinical rotations over the course of your third year of medical school. Your college of osteopathic medicine will help you set up these rotations in core areas.
During your fourth year of medical school, you can complete elective rotations to try out specialties you’re considering for your residency training. Although not required, you also may set up an audition rotation, which is a two- to four-week residency program interview.
Everything you need to know about core, elective and audition rotations.
Navigate the transition from classroom pro to clinical superstar.
Research and experience can help you determine your ideal specialty.